So for Lent I am fasting on my clothing.
for so many reasons
1. I am very attached to my clothes
2. I own too many
3. Laundry is not my strongpoint
The deal is you pick a certain number of outfit clothing (i.e. you can wear socks, underwear and coats) and stick to it for 40 days.
Confession: I don’t know if I could do this if Sundays counted, I tend to wear “dresses” on Sunday and don’t feel like I could wear the same thing every Sunday.
I chose 10 pieces, because the suggested 6 didn’t really include sweaters and brrrr!!!! its been cold and I’ve def. been layering and wearing sweaters inside and outside (i.e. just not as a coat accoutrement), so 3 pieces a day instead of 2 makes 9. Then there is the fact I have three small children. I sometimes get spilled or even peed on, so I feel like having a random piece of clothing for such emergencies is wise.
so here’s what I have
1 pair of black nice pants
2 pairs of yoga pants
1 blue sweater
1 black/gray sweater
1 tunic black sweater
1 red long sleeved shirt
1 black and white work blouse.
1 black sleeveless shirt (with lacy straps)
So far I’ve been doing it for a week and I’ve kept up with the laundry and I think I’ve already worn all of the different combos.
I also had the awkward moment when I wore my “really” nice clothes for the session retreat on Sat and had another Session meeting on Weds (about the budget…eeek!) that I was running and I didn’t want to wear the same thing/but I wanted to look professional. I ended up wearing the black shirt, the blue sweater and big silver earrings.
So far so good, I’m hoping this will give me an excuse to wash and put away ALL the clothes I own, and maybe give away some more, but so far its just made me keep up with doing everyone else’s laundry so my stuff is clean (altho I’m not to folding yet).
Here Goes 30ish more days….